Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Using reason to contest overblown concerns (Part 3 of 8)


Books and lectures that recommend to take risks remain unconvincing to most people. Common sense weighs heavier than motivational speeches. Change is disruptive; we crave what we can gain less than we dread what we can lose.

Cheerful words and doubtful promises are not sufficient to assuage our concerns. Only realism can prompt us to overcome fear; only rationality can lead us to take entrepreneurial risks.

Thinking must take place before action if such action is to be productive; planning must take place before implementation if success is to be attained. Self-confidence needs to be built before it can be applied; skills must be acquired before they can be employed.

How can we overcome exaggerated fears and take well-calculated steps? In which way can we increase our chances of success?

To be continued in the next post.

[Text: http://johnvespasian.blogspot.com]

[Image by Wonderlane under Creative Commons Attribution License. See the license terms under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us]

Using reason to contest overblown concerns
(Part 3 of 8)


Books and lectures that recommend to take risks remain unconvincing to most people. Common sense weighs heavier than motivational speeches. Change is disruptive; we crave what we can gain less than we dread what we can lose.

Cheerful words and doubtful promises are not sufficient to assuage our concerns. Only realism can prompt us to overcome fear; only rationality can lead us to take entrepreneurial risks.

Thinking must take place before action if such action is to be productive; planning must take place before implementation if success is to be attained. Self-confidence needs to be built before it can be applied; skills must be acquired before they can be employed.

How can we overcome exaggerated fears and take well-calculated steps? In which way can we increase our chances of success?

To be continued in the next post.

[Text: http://johnvespasian.blogspot.com]

[Image by Wonderlane under Creative Commons Attribution License. See the license terms under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us]